Our work is mainly concentrated on the interaction amongst synthesis, micro-structure and polarisation-related properties of functional materials.

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Functional materials can convert one form of energy to another and thereby achieve an intelligent action as sensors or actuators, which are recognised as a vital area for the growth of the nation's economy. Our work is mainly concentrated on the interaction amongst synthesis, microstructure and polarisation-related properties of functional materials.

Applied areas of interest are in sensors, transducers, actuators, microwave components used in telecommunication and information technology, and smart devices for renewable energy. On the fundamental side, we develop multidisciplinary expertise in wet chemical synthesis, crystal chemistry, defect chemistry, physical property characterisation, and modelling of functional materials. The group has a very close collaboration with Prof. Ray Withers.

Publications

Projects

Liquid organic hydrogen storage, Solar-powered catalysts, Multifunctional materials and the Chemistry, structure and property of high performance polar functional materials.

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Theme

Functional Materials and Interfaces, Energy, Environment and Green Chemistry, Catalysis

Members

Leader

ARC Laureate Fellow

Student

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PhD Candidate

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News

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The Australian National University is partnering with industry to help lead a new era in advanced materials science and provide opportunities for research students.

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The 'Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad' was established by China Scholarship Council in 2003. The recipients worldwide are chosen each year for their outstanding accomplishments in any discipline. This award is considered as the highest award given by the Chinese Government to the graduate students that study outside China who do not receive financial support from Chinese Government.

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Wonderful news – Professor Yun Liu has been awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship.

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